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English Costume

English Costume by Dion Clayton Calthrop
By: (1878-1937)

The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important. As you will see, I have devoted myself entirely to civil costume—that is, the clothes a man or a woman would wear from choice, and not by reason of an appointment to some ecclesiastical post, or to a military calling, or to the Bar, or the Bench. Such clothes are but symbols of their trades and professions, and have been dealt with by persons who specialize in those professions.

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ENGLISH COSTUME

Painted & Described by

DION CLAYTON CALTHROP

Published by Adam & Charles Black London · MCMVII

[Illustration: {Scissors}]

Published in four volumes during 1906.

Published in one volume, April, 1907.

Agents

America The Macmillan Company 64 & 66 Fifth Avenue, New York

Canada The Macmillan Company of Canada, Ltd. 70 Bond Street, Toronto

India Macmillan & Company, Ltd. Macmillan Building, Bombay 309 Bow Bazaar Street, Calcutta

[Illustration: A MAN OF THE TIME OF GEORGE IV. (1820 1830)

Here you see the coat which we now wear, slightly altered, in our evening dress. It came into fashion, with this form of top boots, in 1799, and was called a Jean de Bry. Notice the commencement of the whisker fashion.]

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The world, if we choose to see it so, is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling, as they should, very busy and important... Continue reading book >>


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